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Electric Cars: Policy

Learn about the role of public policy in steering technological innovation and infrastructural change toward zero-emission mobility.

Electric Cars: Policy

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Starts Oct 15
Estimated 4 weeks
4–5 hours per week
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About this course

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Electric cars are more than a novel means of mobility. They have been recognized as anessential building block of the energy transition. Fulfilling their promise will imply a significant change in the technical, digital and social dimensions of transport and energy infrastructure. As the massive adoption of electric mobility will deeply change our society and our individual routines, government intervention is called for. If you are interested in learning about the roles of government in shaping the transition towards electric mobility and renewable energy systems, then this is the course for you.

In this course, you will explore the promise of electric mobility from different public policy perspectives and different levels of government, and learn how they interact. After completing this course, you will be able to assess a policy plan to support the introduction of electric cars and make a motivated choice between alternative policy instruments. In the final week, the course will be concluded by connecting the different track perspectives.

The course includes video lectures, presentations and exercises, which are all illustrated with real-world case studies from projects that were implemented in the Netherlands.

This course was co-developed with the Dutch Innovation Centre for Electric Road Transport (Dutch-INCERT) and is taught by experts from both industry and academia, who share their knowledge and insights.

At a glance

  • Institution: DelftX
  • Subject: Engineering
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisites:

    It is recommended that learners complete the first course, Electric cars: Introduction (DelftX- eCars1x) before beginning this course to be familiar with the basic concepts.

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English
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What you'll learn

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  • Distinguishing between different policy perspectives and different levels of government pertaining to electric vehicles
  • Dealing with policy dilemmas and competing public values
  • Institutional theory and critical transactions in the future e-mobility/power system
  • Development and evaluation of effective e-mobility incentive schemes

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"Through this program I gained excellent and useful knowledge which I use in everyday work activities such as developing new e-mobility projects, new solutions and strategies for sustainable local transport and implementation of e-mobility solutions in a smart city concept." -- Zvonimir, Croatia

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The course materials of this course are Copyright Delft University of Technology and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC-BY-NC-SA) 4.0 International License.

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